I got that dreaded phone call from my Vet yesterday that my Tonka has Lymphoma in at least 3 of the lymph nodes she tested... I have had a regular Vet for 17 yrs (decided it was time for many reasons to seek a new one).. I had taken him to her to check out his eyes, felt the one was becoming a bit cloudy, also said his nodes kinda felt bigger to me.. she checked and said yes they are in fact swelled at this point.. she did a full blood chemistry and blood panel, CBS... nothing came back abnormal in them and that was just in March... she told me that he had an ulcer on his eye and gave me eyes meds, and also a 10 round of Ammoxicillan just for possible infection causing lymph nodes to swell... I was SURE in my mind that they had gotten smaller when I felt them at end of 10 days... with eye not getting better I took to new Vet, Dr. Flood is her name..  upon extensive tests on eyes , she said there is no ulcer but he does have Entropion... she did a needle biopsy on his nodes and that came back positive for Lymphoma yesterday.. I am beyond devastated, he will be 7 in July...  I am scheduled to go see an Oncologist on Monday morning.... I need any help or info , any advice that I can get with anyone who has gone through this... THANK YOU ALL

I can feel your pain in your post..

I have not had experience with this illness but wish you all the best and hope for a postive outcome for your beloved bully. He is so handsome.

ArchimedesMommy's picture

No experience, just wanted to send ((( HUGS ))) and, we will

Meaty and Sophie and I will be praying for sweet Tonka (and your family!)  Sorry to hear this, I know it's scary!!!! ((( HUGS))))


Our three JOYS !!!  

Sophie,  Meaty,  and, Professor   (adopted in March 2016, went to Rainbow Bridge Dec. 2016)  

Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

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Our boy Oscar had lymphoma...

he was 5 when he got it.  We did chemo for him and he did well on the drugs, dogs seem to tolerate it better than humans.  Some dogs can go into remission and live for years and others less time.  Oscar got an extra 8 months before we had to let him go.  Most of that time was good, he was playful and eating well.  He was on the Madison protocol which is 25 weeks long.  He went right into remission and stayed there until week 24.  They switched him to different drugs, but he didn't respond as well as the first time.  Chemo isn't inexpensive, but we felt we needed to do all we could for him.  You never know which dog will get the long remission and live a full life.  If you do decide to do chemo, there is a wonderful support group on yahoo called "lymphoma heart dogs" and they really helped us a lot with support and answers.  I'm so sorry for the diagnosis, everytime I see the word lymphoma, my heart sinks.  If you have any questions you can email me at [email protected].

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praying for you and for remission! n/m


We recently completed a

We recently completed a sixteen week chemo program for our 10 year old Maggie who has lymphosarcoma in her spleen. She has done very well and is in remission. My prayers go out to you.